The Boston Uprising flex tank Walid "Mouffin" Bassal has reportedly found himself benched from the team after allegations of several cases of sexual misconduct surfaced on Twitter and other social media.
On Friday, March 27, a popular female Overwatch streamer KhaleesiBB made a Twitter post, detailing allegations of sexual assault she and her friends experienced, involving Mouffin. According to the streamer, the Boston Uprising star has been sending messages via social media platforms to other girls, asking them for nude photos, regardless of their age, with one of the incidents supposedly involving a 17-year-old and even younger girls.
KhaleesiBB went on to address the incident that happened at TwitchCon 2019, in a lengthy Twitlonger post. In the post KhaleesiBB talked about how she got approached by Mouffin, who was at the time drunk and supposedly became hostile and aggressive towards her.
“During the trip he was being aggressive with other girls at the AirBnB, being creepy, touching them and grabbing their wrists so hard he left bruises on them. This led to the other girls and I telling the other guys at the AirBnB to watch out for us, not to leave us alone with him and to check on us because we were all scared for our safety. I'm sure these girls would be comfortable coming forward and testifying their own side of this night, confirming everything that has happened,” said KhaleesiBB
Although KhaleesiBB and Mouffin supposedly made up after the incident at TwitchCon, KhaleesiBB claimed she heard Mouffin has started sending some questionable messages to underage girls.
"Him and I made up, but I was notified around that time that the reason he might be going on an apology spree for any bad behavior, is because he had been dming underage girls sexually and a girl and others had posted on their private twitters," added KhaleesiBB
"He had sent them videos and engaged with sexual behaviour with them. My blood ran cold, my mental flashed back to the second girl he slide into the dms of when him and I were exclusive... I knew then that I couldn't really deny what I had first heard back then. Mouffin had a penchant for underage girls and overall extremely predatory behavior towards women."
Although an issue that began between Mouffin and KhaleesiBB, it soon developed into a much greater problem, which concerns several other girls, who stepped forward and unveiled Mouffin's private messages. In her rant, KhaleesiBB also unveiled some of those girls were "no older than 15," which raises some serious concerns about Mouffin and his actions.
As a result of all the allegations and claims that confirmed Mouffin's sexual misconduct, his Overwatch team Boston Uprising, decided to remove the Canadian Overwatch pro from their team, while they conduct an investigation, which should unveil more detalis about the incident.
Boston Uprising's announcement on their official Twitter page read:
"The Boston Uprising has learned of allegations against Walid "Mouffin" Bassal. We take all allegations of this nature very seriously and as a result, Mouffin will not be competing in today's match. We will not be commenting any further while we investigate the matter."
At the time of writing, no updates on the matter were unveiled yet, however, should the allegations prove to be true, Mouffin just might see his career as a Overwatch pro come to an end, given his actions are not only against the law, but OWL rules as well.
Written by KrajnikT
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